Massage Therapy can serve many purposes for our clients. For some, it may assist with the healing of an injury. For others, it can help alleviate or manage pain.

The Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has many immediate and long-term benefits for clients. For most, a massage helps initiate a feeling of calm and helps them relax. Massage helps release endorphins while lowering cortisol and adrenalin (as well as other stress hormones).

Other physical benefits may include:

  • Relaxed muscles
  • Improvement in circulation
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Increased mobility and flexibility in joints
  • Faster recovery of soft tissue injuries
  • Quicker post-surgery healing
  • A reduction in anxiety and depression
  • Improving immune function
  • Increased alertness
  • Less headaches/migraines

Massage therapy can also help clients manage various disorders, including chronic back pain, insomnia, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, digestive disorders, and delayed onset muscle soreness.

Massage Therapy can serve many purposes for our clients. For some, it may assist with the healing of an injury. For others, it can help alleviate or manage pain.

The Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has many immediate and long-term benefits for clients. For most, a massage helps initiate a feeling of calm and helps them relax. Massage helps release endorphins while lowering cortisol and adrenalin (as well as other stress hormones).

Other physical benefits may include:

  • Relaxed muscles
  • Improvement in circulation
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Increased mobility and flexibility in joints
  • Faster recovery of soft tissue injuries
  • Quicker post-surgery healing
  • A reduction in anxiety and depression
  • Improving immune function
  • Increased alertness
  • Less headaches/migraines

Massage therapy can also help clients manage various disorders, including chronic back pain, insomnia, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, digestive disorders, and delayed onset muscle soreness.

 

Massage Therapy and Sports

If you lead an active lifestyle or participate in sports of any kind, massage therapy can help prevent injuries – and help you heal faster if you become injured. The action of massage helps improve circulation to specific areas that can quicken the healing process. Deep tissue massages, likewise, release fluid and tension in deeper muscle tissue.

Athletes who participate in regular massage sessions find that they experience improved circulation, a greater range of motion, quicker recovery times, and fewer overall injuries. This allows them to get to back to optimal performance faster.

What to Expect During Your Massage Session

Every massage therapy session at Kamloops Integrated Wellness is performed by a trained RMT (Registered Massage Therapist). During your first session, your RMT will likely ask questions and possibly run simple range of motion tests to help them understand your ailment and better structure the massage session to maximize results.

Before beginning, your RMT will explain the kind of massage or techniques they will use to let you know what to expect. Your RMT may also suggest simple exercises to help you continue your healing journey outside of any scheduled massage therapy sessions.

Massage therapy sessions can last between 30 and 90 minutes.

Is Massage Right for Me?

While massage does help many people through pain and discomfort and has many beneficial effects, it’s advisable first to see your doctor or specialist to get their advice on massage therapy if:

  • You’re pregnant (or think you might be)
  • Have a bleeding disorder or are on blood-thinning medication
  • You have a rash, cuts, burns, abrasions, or infections
  • You’re concerned you may have a fracture/broken bone
  • You have deep vein thrombosis
  • You have any life-threatening illnesses

Massage Therapy and Sports

If you lead an active lifestyle or participate in sports of any kind, massage therapy can help prevent injuries – and help you heal faster if you become injured. The action of massage helps improve circulation to specific areas that can quicken the healing process. Deep tissue massages, likewise, release fluid and tension in deeper muscle tissue.

Athletes who participate in regular massage sessions find that they experience improved circulation, a greater range of motion, quicker recovery times, and fewer overall injuries. This allows them to get to back to optimal performance faster.

What to Expect During Your Massage Session

Every massage therapy session at Kamloops Integrated Wellness is performed by a trained RMT (Registered Massage Therapist). During your first session, your RMT will likely ask questions and possibly run simple range of motion tests to help them understand your ailment and better structure the massage session to maximize results.

Before beginning, your RMT will explain the kind of massage or techniques they will use to let you know what to expect. Your RMT may also suggest simple exercises to help you continue your healing journey outside of any scheduled massage therapy sessions.

Massage therapy sessions can last between 30 and 90 minutes.

Is Massage Right for Me?

While massage does help many people through pain and discomfort and has many beneficial effects, it’s advisable first to see your doctor or specialist to get their advice on massage therapy if:

  • You’re pregnant (or think you might be)
  • Have a bleeding disorder or are on blood-thinning medication
  • You have a rash, cuts, burns, abrasions, or infections
  • You’re concerned you may have a fracture/broken bone
  • You have deep vein thrombosis
  • You have any life-threatening illnesses
 

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